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Creative Restoration Retreat

In the cold heart of winter, we gather in the warm heart of the Sonoran Desert for four days of creative nourishment, inspiration, and camaraderie. The Stories from Here retreat is the culmination of years of teaching, coaching, and program design, with a sole-focus on replenishing each participant's knowing, intuitive, creative life-force. The part which, when we listen to it, leads to our best stories.

The long weekend is built with plenty of opportunity to work with, develop, and to share your stories, but it is not a craft workshop; it is an experience designed to hone clarity and confidence in telling the truths you most want to tell, whether you communicate in print, performance, organizing, teaching, leadership, or art.  ​
Each day includes:

  • a morning workshop with focus on your embodied story

  • a 1-hour partner session with focus on your creative project or callings 

  • three healthy, beautiful meals prepared by a beloved local chef

  • plenty of time to write, rest, reflect, swim, explore the land, and listen

  • an evening story-circle

There is a good balance of scheduled and unscheduled time. A sample schedule is below. 

The gathering on February 1st - 5th in Tubac, Arizona at the Historic Shankle Ranch is full. The gathering on February 18th - 22nd in Tucson, Arizona at The Desert Renewal Center has just 3 spots left!  

Each retreat is again limited to 12 people, to insure balance and a comfortable group dynamic. This means there is something of a selection process, but nothing rigorous. If you've attended before, you're invited again. If we haven't met before (or in a while), I'll invite you to a Zoom convo where we can connect and see if the retreat can serve your purposes well. 

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"This retreat is clearly the culmination of decades of work, bringing people into alignment with their innate creative life force. It was a gift to witness and be a part of." 

Lindsay Muscato, Tech Editor for TIME Magazine

"...He told me how a friend of his once heard a whole sky full of stars when she was seven. And later on when she was eighty three she heard a cactus blooming in the dark. The old man said, "Most people never hear those things at all." I said, "I wonder why." He said, "They just don't take the time you need for something that important." 

- from The Other Way to Listen by Byrd Baylor


*At the Tucson Retreat, breakfast and lunch are one hour earlier. 

For available rooms, prices,
and full details on both retreats:

That button also leads to the form you can use to register if you decide to. If you register, 

expect a reply within 48 hours. 

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